John Dey (Co-President)
John is a 3L from suburban Chicago who graduated from Harvard College in 2008 with an degree in Economics. Between college and law school, he worked as a field organizer for President Obama’s 2008 campaign in southeastern Missouri prior to joining the Administration in 2009 at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC. He spent his 1L summer working for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Access to Justice Initiative, and spent his 2L summer at a law firm and in DOJ’s Civil Division (Federal Programs Branch). In addition to his work with Lambda, John is a proud member of HLS’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and the Harvard Defenders. When not occupied with law school work or activities (ha!), he likely can be found watching a Roger Federer match, discussing politics, singing the praises of Chicago and/or DC, or engaging in some combination thereof.
Shane Hunt (Co-President)
Shane is a 2L from the Chicago area, and graduated from Duke University in 2012 with a degree in Economics and Philosophy. In addition to Lambda, he is a Research Associate at the Committee on Capital Market Regulation, is involved with the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project, and is a member of the Catholic Law Student Association. He previously served as a Lambda 1L Representative, and spent his 1L summer at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.
Caroline Sacerdote (Political Committee Co-Chair)
Caroline is a 2L from Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida with a double major in Economics and Political Science, as well as minors in Women’s Studies and Mandarin. After graduation, she served as an AmeriCorps member with College Access Now in Seattle, Washington, helping low-income, first-generation college bound students navigate the college and financial aid application process. Outside of Lambda, she is also involved as an Online Content Editor for the Journal of Law and Gender and a 2L Representative for the Harvard Law Students for Reproductive Justice. She is spending her summer working on human rights impact litigation at the Legal Resources Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Conor Ahern (Political Committee Co-Chair)
Conor is a 2L from the Philadelphia area. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in History in 2008. After graduating, Conor worked in management consulting for three years before quitting his job to volunteer full time at three New York legal aid societies: Gay Men’s Health Crisis, NYLAG’s LGBT Law Project, and South Brooklyn Legal Services. Outside of Lambda, Conor is involved with the American Constitution Society, where he serves as Academics Director, as well as the Journal of Law and Gender and the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). He spent his 2L summer working at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in Washington, D.C. on a Ford Fellowship. In addition to following LGBT issues, he enjoys terrible puns, animals, television and cooking.
Ma’ayan Anafi (Political Committee Co-Chair)
Ma’ayan is a 2L from Toronto, Canada. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Equity Studies, Environmental Studies and Near & Middle Eastern Studies. Ma’ayan has worked with LGBT organizations throughout high school and college with a focus on youth and trans issues. She spent her 1L summer doing LGBT impact litigation work with the National Center for Lesbian Rights in San Francisco. Outside of Lambda, she’s involved as an Online Content Editor and Technical Editor at the Journal of Law and Gender and as a student attorney with the Harvard Prisoner Legal Assistance Project. She’s thrilled to join the board this year and is looking forward for an incredible year for HLS Lambda.
Natacha Lam (Social Committee Co-Chair)
Natacha is a 3L from New York City. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in Classics and Economics, as well as a minor in writing, and spent a year after graduation with the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme teaching English to junior high school students in Awara City, Fukui Prefecture. Outside of Lambda, she is also involved with the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and serves as a research assistant to Professor Laurence Tribe. Her 1L summer was spent at the American Civil Liberties Union’s LGBT & AIDS Project, while her 2L summer was spent at Commissioner Feldblum’s Office in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She previously served as a Lambda 1L Representative and Co-President, and is super excited to be social chair on the 2013-2014 Lambda Board for her 3L year!
Thomas Garza (Social Committee Co-Chair)
Thomas is a 3L from Brownsville, Texas, a small city on the Texas-Mexico border. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, he spent two years teaching middle school math in New York City as part of Teach For America. Thomas spent the summer after his 1L year interning at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). Besides being an active Lambda member, Thomas is involved in the Harvard Latino Law Review and the Capital Punishment Clinic, and serves as an RA for Professor Halperin.
Karthik Reddy (Membership & Academic Chair)
Karthik is a 2L from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Claremont McKenna College, he spent two years in London and Berlin doing economics research. He spent his 1L summer working at the Alaska Department of Law in Anchorage. Outside of the law, Karthik’s interests include urban planning, cycling, and Berryline.
Marisa Schnaith (Professional Liaison)
Marisa is a rising 2L from Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University of Ohio in 2009 with a triple major in Political Science, Spanish, and Latin American Studies. After graduation she put all of that Spanish and Latin American background to good use serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mongolia where she lived in a glorified tent for two years and her 7-year stretch of vegetarianism came to an end. Outside of Lambda Marisa is the Vice-President for Law Students for Reproductive Justice, an Article Editor for the Journal of Law and Gender, a Research Assistant for Sabi Ardalan in the Immigration Clinic, (will be) a Resident Assistant in Gropius, and is working on creating a magic machine to fit more than 24 hours into a day. She worked at Lambda Legal in Chicago her 1L summer and she is super excited to serve on Lambda’s board this year!
Alex Chen (Treasurer)
Alex is a 2L from Denver, Colorado. After a childhood living abroad in Canada and Hong Kong, he read English Language and Literature as an undergraduate at the University of Oxford and spent two years in a graduate program at Columbia University. He spent his 1L summer working at the ACLU’s LGBT Rights Project in New York. Alex is also involved in the Harvard Civil-Rights Civil Liberties Law Review, the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project, and the Harvard Labor and Employment Action Project
Jason Qu (Web and Communications Chair)
Jason spent an idyllic childhood in small-town Ontario, where he grew award-winning pumpkins and played the bass clarinet. He studied Anthropology and Equity Studies at the University of Toronto, where he served two terms as Executive Director of the UofT Sexual Education and Peer Counselling Centre. After graduation, Jason worked as a community food animator for the University. At HLS, Jason is an editor with the Harvard Review and RAs on the side. He spent his 1L summer at Lambda Legal in New York and his 2L summer at a DC firm. In his spare time, Jason enjoys writing poetry and baking pies.